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 Post subject: Barwell Boys
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:17 am 
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The Barwell Boys and Little Brothers

Three main ‘waves’ of youth migrants arrived in South Australia during the 1910s and 20s. The inaugural farm apprenticeship scheme was conducted during 1913-14 and is the main focus of this website.

The programme was revived after the First World War and named after Liberal Premier Sir Henry Barwell. He aimed to recruit 6,000 farm apprentices to help ‘restock’ the state after the heavy loss of young lives during the War. However, the scheme was stopped when Labor came to power in 1924, after approximately 1,450 ‘Barwell Boys’ had arrived.


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